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  • ISBN 0804738645
  • ISBN13 978-0804738644
  • Language English
  • Author James Swenson
  • Publisher Stanford University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages 320
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
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In order to grasp what it means to call Rousseau an "author" of the Revolution, as so many revolutionaries did, it is necessary to take full measure of the difficulties of literary interpretation to which Rousseau's work gives rise, particularly around such a charged term as "author." On Jean-Jacques Rousseau shows that Rousseau's texts consistently generate a division in their own reading, a division both designated and masked by the fiction of authorship. These divisions can occur successively―as in the narrative reversals and discontinuities characteristic of Rousseau's fictional and autobiographical works―or simultaneously, in the form of incompatible attempts to apply the lessons of a single text to an urgent historical moment. Given the structure of these texts, their "influence" can only occur in an equally paradoxical form. Rousseau's contribution to revolutionary thinking lies in his conceptualization of the constitutive function of misunderstanding and narrative discontinuity, in history and political action as well as in literature. Such misunderstandings and discontinuities are particularly well illustrated by the vicissitudes of the reading of Rousseau's texts during the revolutionary period, a moment when "readings" occurred as political programs. The Revolution enacted Rousseau precisely to the extent that revolutionaries could not agree on what action he called for. He is "one of the first authors of the Revolution" not because he was one of its causes, but because he provided the terms in which the logic of the revolutionary process becomes intelligible.

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On Jean-Jacques Rousseau shows that Rousseau's texts consistently generate a division in their own reading . The Revolution enacted Rousseau precisely to the extent that revolutionaries could not agree on what action he called for.

On Jean-Jacques Rousseau shows that Rousseau's texts consistently generate a division in their own reading, a division both designated and masked by the fiction of authorship. These divisions can occur successively-as in the narrative reversals and discontinuities characteristic of Rousseau's fictional and autobiographical works-or simultaneously, in the form of incompatible attempts to apply the lessons of a single text to an urgent historical moment.

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Atopia: Philosophy, Political Theory, Aesthetics. Stanford University Press, 2000. University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The arena of political thought is almost the only one in which it is possible to show filiation from Old Regime to revolutionary era.

This radical fragility is, in Swenson's parting shot, defined as 'revolutionary'. The arena of political thought is almost the only one in which it is possible to show filiation from Old Regime to revolutionary era.

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Jean Jacques Rousseau. First published Mon Sep 27, 2010; substantive revision Fri May 26, 2017. Jean-Jacques Rousseau remains an important figure in the history of philosophy, both because of his contributions to political philosophy and moral psychology and because of his influence on later thinkers. Isaac Rousseau was one of the small minority of Geneva’s residents who enjoyed the rank of citizen of Geneva, a status which Jean-Jacques was to inherit.

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This book analyzes a range of texts that seek, in different ways, to represent “the people. Rancière approaches these texts as travel narratives or ethnographies whose authors have traveled not to distant or exotic lands but across class lines

This book analyzes a range of texts that seek, in different ways, to represent “the people. Rancière approaches these texts as travel narratives or ethnographies whose authors have traveled not to distant or exotic lands but across class lines. In this truly comparative study, he examines Wordsworth’s poetry, the utopian discourse of the Saint-Simoniens, the correspondence and theater of Büchner, Claude Genoux’s Mémoires d’un enfant de la Savoie, Michelet’s theories of history, the prose and poetry of Rilke, and the performance of Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini’s postwar film Europe 51.

Jacques Rancière (b. 1940) is professor of philosophy emeritus at the . 1940) is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Paris VIII. James Swenson is associate professor of French and dean of humanities at Rutgers University. He is the author of On Jean-Jacques Rousseau Considered as One of the First Authors of the Revolution and a well-known translator of Étienne Balibar and Jacques Rancière.